CLIL Math: One-to-One Correspondence

The following activities develop the verbal counting skills in English as a second language and improve the use of one-to-one correspondence.


Play-Doh Math

Rolling out play-doh to form numbers helps develop fine-motor skills required for writing, in addition to teaching number formation. It is also a great opportunity to express creativity as they can add other details to their pictures. We only do one number at a time.


What number is this? How will you decorate the tree? How many flowers will you add? Form a number 3 out of play-doh. How many play-doh balls will you place in the chart? Would you like to draw something on your picture? How many butterflies are there?


Lego Math


Kids build number rods to practice counting, number recognition, ordering numerals and fine motor skills. It also develops collaboration as the girls have to build the number rods together.

Take it in turns to start the rods. Who's turn is it? What colours are there in number 5? One orange, one blue, one dark green and two light green.



Rainy Day Math


As it was raining all day yesterday, I decided to make this Rainy day activity for the girls. It is an easy to make math game and a fun way to practice number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.


Look out the window? Can you see the sun? No, the clouds are covering the sun. It is raining. Can you see the raindrops falling? Look at that puddle. Can you count the raindrops falling in the puddle? No, there are too many raindrops and they are falling so fast. But I have clouds and raindrops on the kitchen table. Would you like to see them? What colour is cloud number one? How many raindrops will it have?


Similar activity is the Ice cream Math that can be done with play-doh or pompoms.


Hopscotch Math


Kids build towers with blocks on the hopscotch mat with the correct number of blocks high. They have to build together so it is a great collaboration practice. 

What number is this? How many blocks do we need to build a tower here? Who'd like to start? Your turn, now. 

Would you like to build your own tower? How tall can you build the tower before it falls? How many blocks are there in your tower?



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